Friday, July 1, 2016

Canadian Editorial Cartoonists Discuss the Profession

From left to right: Susan Dewar (The Ottawa Sun), cohost Conrad Black, Terry Mosher aka Aislin (The Montreal Gazette), host Faith Goldy, Wes Tyrell (president of the ACC), Michael deAdder (The Chronicle-Herald, Halifax), Andy Donato (The Toronto Sun) and Malcolm Mayes (The Edmonton Journal)

The Association of Canadian Cartoonists held its' quasi annual convention in Toronto last month. While there we taped a segment at the studios of Zoomer to discuss our motivations, challenges and the future of the profession. The full segment can be seen here.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Bruce McKinnon Appointed to the Order of Canada

From CBC News Nova Scotia.

A new list of Canadians appointed to the Order of Canada was released Thursday morning — and it includes four Nova Scotians.

Gov. Gen. David Johnston announced 113 appointments to the second-highest honour for merit in Canada, including editorial cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon, opera singer Barbara Hannigan, businessman Robert Pace and bioethicist Francoise Baylis.

How social media has changed the landscape for editorial cartooning

Ann Telnaes in the Columbia Journalism Review.

“YOU FILTHY KUNT…a baseball bat to your head is now due.”
“Bitch, your days are numbered.”
“do the world a favor, go hang yourself”
“I hope you get raped to death”

I stood frozen in front of my computer, watching my Twitter feed roll like a slot machine reel. My editorial cartoon criticizing then-presidential candidate Ted Cruz for his decision to have his 7-year-old daughter read from the script of a political attack ad had just been published online by The Washington Post, and four days of continuous emails, tweets, and comments had begun.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Justin Trudeau joins Canadian superheroes for Marvel Comics cover

From CBC News.

Make way, Liberal cabinet: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will have another all-Canadian crew in his corner as he suits up for his latest feature role — comic book character.

Trudeau will grace the variant cover of issue No. 5 of Marvel's "Civil War II: Choosing Sides," due out Aug. 31.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Manfred Deix 1949-2016

From Spiegel Online.

Considered one of the most important satirical chronicler of his country, Austrian cartoonist Manfred Deix died Saturday at the age of 67.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Herne Bay Cartoon Festival 2016

From Pro Cartoonists website.

Cartoon by the Independent cartoonist Dave Brown

The fourth Herne Bay Cartoon Festival takes place next month. The festival’s flagship live event will be held, as usual, in the Bandstand on the seafront, on Sunday 31 July.